Love, Actually writer/director Richard Curtis has teamed with Locksmith Animation for The Empty Stocking, an animated feature based on Curtis's three Christmas children's books. Curtis will write the screenplay with Peter Souter (Married Single Other). Deadline reported that the three books--The Empty Stocking, Snow Day and the forthcoming That Christmas--will be interwoven to create what Locksmith describes as "Love Actually for kids."
"It's been such a pleasure writing these books--with Rebecca Cobb's wonderful drawings--that I'm thrilled about the idea of turning them into a film," said Curtis. "When I was young, Charlie Brown's Christmas was my favorite Christmas thing--and I love the idea of making something that might be a joy at Christmas. I hope we can make it funny and touching and conjure up some of the magic that Christmas movies have always done for me and my family."